International Military Music Society UK (Founder) Branch

Supporting and Encouraging the Appreciation of Military Music

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The Society was founded in the United Kingdom on 1st January 1977, initially from members of the Band Section of the Military Historical Society.

Lieutenant Colonel Sir Vivian Dunn KCVO OBE FRAM RM agreed to become the founder President and continued to take a very active interest in the Society up to his death in 1995.

The Society expanded rapidly with the formation of overseas branches and in 1998 an International Committee was formed to govern the Society, whilst the United Kingdom membership was established as a branch of the Society rather than the central nucleus as hitherto.

This site was last updated on 3rd May 2016

The UK Branch of the IMMS hosted an International Gathering in London from 4th - 8th June 2014

This was attended by 92 representatives from as far afield as New Zealand, USA, Canada,  Japan and the Gulf States

Activities included Beating Retreat by the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines, attending The Colonel's Review of the The Queen’s Birthday Parade and a visit to The Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall

Attached is a picture of the visitors standing on the “Rock” {The Bandstand at Kneller Hall}.


One of the guests from the Netherlands Renée has sent us this link to her Photos of 2014 IMMS Gathering Click here.

Also for her Waterloo 200 Photo’s Click Here